Programs & Events
A Conversation on The Blueprint for American Prosperity
Date: Wednesday, March 12th 2008
A special breakfast forum to discuss a recent initiative from the Brookings Institution. The Blueprint for American Prosperity: Unleashing the Potential of a Metropolitan Nation sets forth a framework for federal-state-metro partnerships to tackle today’s most potent policy issues - housing, transportation, education, the global economy, climate change and environmental policy.
Alan Berube, Research Director for Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, began the discussion by presenting an overview of the Blueprint. (For more information on the Blueprint, visit www.blueprintprosperity.org.) A distinguished group of New York City’s corporate, civic, political, academic, and philanthropic leaders engaged in a panel discussion led by Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-director of the Furman Center, to evaluate the ideas in the Blueprint, assess how well they mesh with the dynamic and innovative efforts already underway in New York, and explore how the federal government can become a more effective partner in addressing the City’s challenges.
- Alan Berube, Research Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
- Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
- Colvin W. Grannum, President, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
- Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
- Carl Weisbrod, President of the Real Estate Division, Trinity Church and Executive Vice-President, Trinity Church-St. Paul’s Chapel
- Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City
- Ingrid Gould Ellen (moderator), Co-Director, NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy